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Kirk Lindstrom has an engineering degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Following 20 years of research and development as a scientist and engineer at Hewlett Packard, Kirk turned his attention to investments where he edits "Kirk Lindstrom's Investment Letter," that... More
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  • Four Of The Last Five Intel CEOs Retired Before The Age Of 65

    From Intel's CEO Employment History

    Intel's (INTC) five CEOs

    Paul S. Otellini will retire in May at 62.
    Craig R. Barrett retired at age 65.
    Andrew S. Grove retired at age 61.
    Gordon E. Moore retired at age 58.
    Robert N. Noyce retired at age 47.

    I will have more to say about Intel and my outlook for its future in my December 2012 investment letter.

    More Intel Charts:

    Intraday INTC Chart - 10-Year Chart - Current: INTC Stock Quote

    (click to enlarge)

    Disclosure: I am long INTC.

    Nov 20 12:47 PM | Link | Comment!
  • FB Share Lock-Up Expiration Schedule

    I put together a "Facebook Stock Share Lock-up Expiration Timetable" [or http://bit.ly/Rm8tZq] to use for an article here at Seeking Alpha.

    I'd appreciate some feedback on the assumptions I made, especially if there is a more recent SEC document to use than the May 16 Form S-1/A.

    I would not touch FB with your money until after the share float jumps from 0.94B today to 2.43B as shown on this table, but even then... I might wait until the final lockup has the shares trading at over 2.5B

    I am also interested in comments on: Why I like Google over FB. The editors here changed the title to be more about Dan Niles going long FB than why I liked Google better.

    Disclosure: I am long GOOG.

    Tags: FB, GOOG
    Oct 27 11:45 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Historical Capital Gains Tax Rates and Market Performance

    The table here shows the Maximum capital gains tax rate history plus top federal income tax rates since 1916.

    Table of Historical Capital Gains Tax Rates
    http://forbestadvice.com/Money/Taxes/Federal-Tax-Rates/Historical_Federal_Capital_Gains_Tax_Rates_History.html

    In 1916 the Capital Gains Tax Rate was 15%.

    Between 1987 and 1996, Capital Gains Tax Rate was between 28% and 29.2%.

    In 1997, under president Bill Clinton, they cut rates to 21.2% and the stock market took off.

    Historical Chart of S&P500
    http://kirklindstrom.com/Charts/SnP500.html

    In 2003, rates were cut again and the market had another big rally, more than doubling before the financial meltdown.

    Today the market seems stuck in a quagmire... could it be because capital gains tax rates return to 25% (21.2% plus 3.8% for Medicare under the Obama-care plan) in 2013?
    Tags: SPY, DIA
    Jul 28 1:59 PM | Link | 1 Comment
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